Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
to the west. >>> training accident. a jet engine explodes and catches fire aboard a u.s. aircraft carrier. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. can you? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen. we begin in libya, where cia operatives have been on the ground gathering intelligence, and making contact with rebel forces. the rebel troops are being pushed back by libyan forces, losing about 100 miles in two days. meanwhile, a key adviser to moammar gadhafi has resigned amid some international intrigue. joel brown is in washington. good morning, joel. bring us up to speed. >> a lot going on, betty. good morning to you. we're learning now the cia's been on the ground in libya for weeks now, in some cases working hand in hand with the rebels. but whether or not to supply weapons to the opposition is a whole other matter that sparks fierce debate here in washington. cia operatives are reportedly on the ground in libya. the intelligence agency sent in small teams earlier this
Mar 27, 2011 11:00am EDT
as the u.s. government works to develop a strategy for rare earth minerals vital to modern electronics and weapons, one analyst is urging a free market approach. but, first, the united states and nine of its allies forged a coalition that has spent the last week in enforcing a no-fly zone over libya. it's a mission with many firsts, including the combat bay du of the multifighter jet and the royal air force has mounted a strike mission from british soil. but questions abound about the future of the operation, specifically how long it will last, who will control it and what's the end game. joining us is a man who commanded the coalition no-fly zone over northern iraq, dave datula, a retired air force general who is the services chief of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. sir, welcome back to the show. >> hey, vago, great to be here. >> the operation came together very quickly and you've been involved, obviously, in coalition no-fly operations both at the planning and operational level. what are the elements that go into and how do they work together to create a no-fly zone?
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. back to you. >> tonight, former dc school chancellor is blasting a u.s.a. report that questions whether some dc students had earned their standardized test scores. >> this report based on statistics said so many wrong students answers were erased and made to right ones. bruce johnson has been working this story and has more. bruce. >> former dc school chancellor says the u.s.a. today report lacks credibility, but you'll hear in this report that school officials at some point became so concerned after test results were changed at one school that people in charge of the testing were removed from their position. >> michelle reid will appear on national tv tonight to respond to questions raised about student test scores on her watch. >> if you look at the story overall, i think it absolutely lacks credibility. >> reid tells pbs talk show moderator there were questions raised about the high number of incorrect answers changed to correct answers. but she says an outside security firm found no wrong doing. >> when the academic achievement rates of a district like dc go up, peopl